Private Project

Always Near

"Always Near" is a short film that tells the story of a young girl who leaves her troubled country to start a new life elsewhere. But despite her best efforts to adapt and fit in, she can't shake off a nagging feeling of unease and a sense of displacement.

  • Christelle Kayssar
  • Christelle Kayssar
  • Christelle Kayssar
  • Christelle Kayssar
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Haddak - حَدّك
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 28, 2023
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  • Country of Filming:
    Saudi Arabia
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Lebanese University
Director Biography - Christelle Kayssar

Christelle is a talented and driven filmmaker from Lebanon, with a passion for creating captivating stories through the medium of film. With a deep interest in the art of cinema from a young age, she pursued her dreams by studying film at the Lebanese University, where she graduated in 2016 from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture (Branch II). Currently, she is completing her Master’s Degree in Film Directing, where she is sharpening her skills and expanding her knowledge of the craft.

Her dedication to her work is evident in the success of her first short film, "I Don’t Even Like Her," which toured several film festivals in Lebanon and around the world in 2016.

Throughout her career, Christelle has worked on a variety of film projects, commercials and TV programs serving largely in the Production department. She has earned a reputation for her unique vision and attention to detail.

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